Scratch Beer 87 - 2013 (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Troegenator) | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
It’s been quite some time since our last barrel-aged release. Well, we were so excited about this bourbon barrel-aged version of our flagship year-round Double Bock, Troegenator, that instead of bottling it, we decided to make it available exclusively in our Tasting Room! Everything you love about Troegenator is present – the strong malt aroma, rich chewy body, and warm, tingly spiciness. With that said, it was time well-spent in the bourbon barrel for this already dense, delicious treat. The Nator returns after more than five months from its holiday inside Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. The result is a lush Double Bock with undertones of vanilla, oak, toasted coconut, and tangy bourbon warmth. Given the recent Arctic temperatures in Central PA recently, this is one beer that’s sure to warm you up from the inside out!

25 IBU

Added by orangesol on 01-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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A - Served with a dark mahogany body that showcased both red and brown highlights...there was a small head with the initial pour, but that faded quickly and you could hardly find a small lacing was left

S - Bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut, toasted malts, and caramel all combine in the nose to make a very inviting aroma...the bourbon and vanilla are matched very well and the toastiness of the malts adds some notes

T - Everything from the nose is present on the palate...I would not have been able to pick out the toasted coconut until they mentioned it in the release notes...the bourbon, albeit a little strong, stands out nicely and adds a vanilla note that is perfect...the vanilla transitions into the coconut flavor and the into the sweet, sticky caramel...underneath all these flavors is a rich malt profile (the base of Troegenator) that stands up well to all the additions...the finish provides a mixture of sweet and heat

M - Full bodied...smooth, silky, chewy, sweet...the bourbon makes it a little rough around the edges, but this one didn't have time to settle before it was gone!

O - A great move by Troegs to take the award winning, year round Troegenator and throw it into some bourbon barrels...the result was a wonderful flavor experience that just added to the base to throw some Java Head or Perpetual into cooperating barrels!?!?!

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Scratch Beer 87 - 2013 (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Troegenator) from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 32 ratings